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#21
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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Originally posted by KGCRUIZN
Almost the same for us for arrival! Hopefully Kelly gets leave approval and we can arrive early Thursday. Possibly Salzburg on Friday. Myself, Kelly, Mom Betty and Mother in Law Sandy arrive together. Not sure when Friends Cort and Jill will ariive yet. Are you looking at a tour from Munich or diving to Salzburg? The tour below has great reviews. They also have Private custom tours up to 8 people which may be tailored to both.

http://www.eagles-nest-historical-to...n.php?navid=15
We'd be looking for a tour. Not only do we not want to drive, but I think you get much more out of what you are seeing when doing it for the first time with a guide.

If we are indeed able to fly out on Wednesday, which we'll know in the next few months, would you be interested in booking the tour for the Friday all together? If it accommodates 8, then we could all do it together with or without your friends.

Just let me know what you think.
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2016 - British Isles/Transatlantic (Caribbean Princess);2015 - Caribbean (Brilliance of the Seas); 2014 - Christmas Markets land trip (Paris, Munich, Salzburg, Vienna), 2014 - Panama Canal Full Transit (Island Princes) 2013 - Maiden TA Crossing (Royal Princess), 2013 - Caribbean (Ruby Princess); 2012 - Bermuda (HAL Veendam YUCK! ); 2012 - Hawaiian Islands (Sapphire Princess); 2011 - Canada/New England (Caribbean Princess); 2011 - Panama Canal Full Transit (Coral Princess); 2010 - Caribbean (Ruby Princess); 2010 - Transatlantic (Ft. Lauderdale to Copenhagen) (Star Princess); 2009 - Mexican Riviera (Sapphire Princess); 2009 - Coastal Vancouver to LA (Sapphire Princess); 2009 - Alaskan Sampler (Sapphire Princess); 2009 Caribbean (repositioning San Juan to NYC) (Caribbean Princess); 2008 - Mediterranean/Greek Isles (Grand Princess); 2007 - Caribbean (Crown Princess) 2007 - Southern Caribbean (Constellation) ; 2006 Grand Mediterranean (25th anniversary) (Grand Princess); 2005 - Eastern Caribbean (Caribbean Princess); 2004 First Mediterranean Cruise (Brilliance of the Seas) ; 2004 - Eastern Caribbean (Golden Princess); 2002 - Western Caribbean (Grand Princess); 1981 Honeymoon Caribbean cruise on the first Carnival cruise ship (Carnival)
#22
Westminster, Maryland
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Originally posted by High C's
We'd be looking for a tour. Not only do we not want to drive, but I think you get much more out of what you are seeing when doing it for the first time with a guide.

If we are indeed able to fly out on Wednesday, which we'll know in the next few months, would you be interested in booking the tour for the Friday all together? If it accommodates 8, then we could all do it together with or without your friends.

Just let me know what you think.
Are you looking for a tour leaving out of Munich then? We will have a car for the 1st 3 days but may adjust unless Cort and Jill get a car too. Lots of possibilities once everyone knows arrrival dates.
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#23
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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Yes, I guess for us it would be something out of Munich. We are not renting a car. If you plan on driving yourselves to Salzburg, then we'd be out unless there is a quick way to get us to Salzburg in time for the tour.
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#24
Phoenix, Arizona
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Joined Mar 2009
We feel adventurous this trip as we usually have not done self guided tours. We are renting a car on arrival and going to the Sheraton Fuschlee-Salzburg for 2 nights. Then to Munich for 5 nights. We will then take the night train for 2 nights in Venice. probably fly into Munich. Hope this is doable. How far is the castle you are mentioning?


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#25
Westminster, Maryland
700 Posts
Joined Aug 2009
Originally posted by kaliterri
We feel adventurous this trip as we usually have not done self guided tours. We are renting a car on arrival and going to the Sheraton Fuschlee-Salzburg for 2 nights. Then to Munich for 5 nights. We will then take the night train for 2 nights in Venice. probably fly into Munich. Hope this is doable. How far is the castle you are mentioning?


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Neuschwanstein is just outside of Fussen. To the Southwest.
http://www.neuschwansteincastle.net/

For anyone staying at The Sheraton Four Points Olympiapark here are some travel distances from their site:
  • Schloss Nymphenburg 7.0 km/4.3 miles
  • Deutsches Museum (German Museum) 8.0 km/5.0 miles
  • Schloss Neuschwanstein 107.0 km/66.5 miles
  • Olympic Tower 1.0 km/0.6 miles
  • English Garden 5.0 km/3.1 miles
  • Hofbrauhaus 5.0 km/3.1 miles
  • Pedestrian Zone 6.0 km/3.7 miles
  • Oktoberfest 6.0 km/3.7 miles
  • Marienplatz 7.0 km/4.3 miles
  • Salzburg 150.0 km/93.2 miles
  • BMW Museum 1.0 km/0.6 miles
  • New Pinakothek 4.0 km/2.5 miles
  • Old Pinakothek 4.0 km/2.5 miles
Neuschwanstein is also doable via train to Fussen with local Bus or Daytours originating Munich.
http://www.grayline.com/Munich

http://www.viator.com/munich-tours/d...f=02&aid=g2280
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#26
Westminster, Maryland
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This is a nice tool for those driving. Also has a fuel calculator to help Budget anticipated expenses which is nice with unkown petrol and Euro rates.

I've entered directions from Sheraton Four Points Olympiapark to Schloss Neuschwanstein as a starter.

http://www.viamichelin.com/web/Itine...TitleRoadsheet
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#27
Westminster, Maryland
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Joined Aug 2009
Originally posted by kaliterri
We feel adventurous this trip as we usually have not done self guided tours. We are renting a car on arrival and going to the Sheraton Fuschlee-Salzburg for 2 nights. Then to Munich for 5 nights. We will then take the night train for 2 nights in Venice. probably fly into Munich. Hope this is doable. How far is the castle you are mentioning?


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Great looking Sheraton. Hopefully the Trees will be changing like the Photos! Wish we could extend our trip earlier. Sounds AWESOME! And the points and cash rate of 2800 Starpoints + USD 45 is incredible too! Envious but a driving daytrip to Salzburg should be great!
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#28
Westminster, Maryland
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Watched a Wet Opening Parade at 5:30 AM EST. Looks Dry and Packed at 3:15 PM EST 9:15 PM Munich Time!

http://www.oktoberfest.de/de/webcam/live
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#29
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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Originally posted by KGCRUIZN
Watched a Wet Opening Parade at 5:30 AM EST. Looks Dry and Packed at 3:15 PM EST 9:15 PM Munich Time!

http://www.oktoberfest.de/de/webcam/live
Thanks for the link, Glenn! Its very exciting watching this, knowing that NEXT Oktoberfest, we'll be there!!!!
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2016 - British Isles/Transatlantic (Caribbean Princess);2015 - Caribbean (Brilliance of the Seas); 2014 - Christmas Markets land trip (Paris, Munich, Salzburg, Vienna), 2014 - Panama Canal Full Transit (Island Princes) 2013 - Maiden TA Crossing (Royal Princess), 2013 - Caribbean (Ruby Princess); 2012 - Bermuda (HAL Veendam YUCK! ); 2012 - Hawaiian Islands (Sapphire Princess); 2011 - Canada/New England (Caribbean Princess); 2011 - Panama Canal Full Transit (Coral Princess); 2010 - Caribbean (Ruby Princess); 2010 - Transatlantic (Ft. Lauderdale to Copenhagen) (Star Princess); 2009 - Mexican Riviera (Sapphire Princess); 2009 - Coastal Vancouver to LA (Sapphire Princess); 2009 - Alaskan Sampler (Sapphire Princess); 2009 Caribbean (repositioning San Juan to NYC) (Caribbean Princess); 2008 - Mediterranean/Greek Isles (Grand Princess); 2007 - Caribbean (Crown Princess) 2007 - Southern Caribbean (Constellation) ; 2006 Grand Mediterranean (25th anniversary) (Grand Princess); 2005 - Eastern Caribbean (Caribbean Princess); 2004 First Mediterranean Cruise (Brilliance of the Seas) ; 2004 - Eastern Caribbean (Golden Princess); 2002 - Western Caribbean (Grand Princess); 1981 Honeymoon Caribbean cruise on the first Carnival cruise ship (Carnival)
#30
Westminster, Maryland
700 Posts
Joined Aug 2009
Originally posted by High C's
Thanks for the link, Glenn! Its very exciting watching this, knowing that NEXT Oktoberfest, we'll be there!!!!
Last day at Oktoberfest same as Opening Day RAIN!
http://www.oktoberfest.de/de/webcam/live
For that reason we are going to reshuffle our primary Oktoberfest Day earlier for Friday Oct 4th. That will give a bit of flexibility in the event of weather giving options for visiting the 2 final nights.
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#31
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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I can't wait!!
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2016 - British Isles/Transatlantic (Caribbean Princess);2015 - Caribbean (Brilliance of the Seas); 2014 - Christmas Markets land trip (Paris, Munich, Salzburg, Vienna), 2014 - Panama Canal Full Transit (Island Princes) 2013 - Maiden TA Crossing (Royal Princess), 2013 - Caribbean (Ruby Princess); 2012 - Bermuda (HAL Veendam YUCK! ); 2012 - Hawaiian Islands (Sapphire Princess); 2011 - Canada/New England (Caribbean Princess); 2011 - Panama Canal Full Transit (Coral Princess); 2010 - Caribbean (Ruby Princess); 2010 - Transatlantic (Ft. Lauderdale to Copenhagen) (Star Princess); 2009 - Mexican Riviera (Sapphire Princess); 2009 - Coastal Vancouver to LA (Sapphire Princess); 2009 - Alaskan Sampler (Sapphire Princess); 2009 Caribbean (repositioning San Juan to NYC) (Caribbean Princess); 2008 - Mediterranean/Greek Isles (Grand Princess); 2007 - Caribbean (Crown Princess) 2007 - Southern Caribbean (Constellation) ; 2006 Grand Mediterranean (25th anniversary) (Grand Princess); 2005 - Eastern Caribbean (Caribbean Princess); 2004 First Mediterranean Cruise (Brilliance of the Seas) ; 2004 - Eastern Caribbean (Golden Princess); 2002 - Western Caribbean (Grand Princess); 1981 Honeymoon Caribbean cruise on the first Carnival cruise ship (Carnival)
#32
Westminster, Maryland
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Booked our One Way Airfare last night for 10/2/2013 Departure Washington Dulles to Munich. Icelandair has great Wednesday Fares if they serve your Market. Guess It's Official!
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#33
St. Petersburg, FL
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Originally posted by KGCRUIZN
Booked our One Way Airfare last night for 10/2/2013 Departure Washington Dulles to Munich. Icelandair has great Wednesday Fares if they serve your Market. Guess It's Official!
My concern about booking Icelandair is they don't fly from all cities each day and if for some reason, the flight is cancelled that is a real problem I don't believe they will accommodate you on another airline. Also, I looked on their site and I didn't see anything about "Wednesday Fares".
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#34
Westminster, Maryland
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Originally posted by GoVolsTB
My concern about booking Icelandair is they don't fly from all cities each day and if for some reason, the flight is cancelled that is a real problem I don't believe they will accommodate you on another airline. Also, I looked on their site and I didn't see anything about "Wednesday Fares".
That would be a concern flying from a city that didnt have daily service such as Washington, New York or Boston to name a few.
If you price on their site it will pull up a fare calendar. Generally Wednesdays and Saturdays look to be at least $150 lower than prime days.
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#35
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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We flew home from Europe on Iceland Air from our transatlantic cruise in 2010. No complaints at all. And it was anything but straight forward. We flew home during the period of time that the volcano was active. Our flight was delayed for HOURS. When it finally did take off, we ended up missing our connecting flight to Toronto in Reykjavik. As there was no other flight to Toronto for 3 days, they flew us to Boston, put us up at the Hilton, and then flew us home via Air Canada the following morning. Plus they paid for our breakfast. We were delighted with how they treated us. As you may recall, airports were absolute chaos during that time. All things considered, we were treated very well!

We are 98% sure we are going to fly Iceland Air again. Glenn - email me the details of your flight. It would be awesome if we ended up flying Reykjavik to Munich on the same flight!
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2016 - British Isles/Transatlantic (Caribbean Princess);2015 - Caribbean (Brilliance of the Seas); 2014 - Christmas Markets land trip (Paris, Munich, Salzburg, Vienna), 2014 - Panama Canal Full Transit (Island Princes) 2013 - Maiden TA Crossing (Royal Princess), 2013 - Caribbean (Ruby Princess); 2012 - Bermuda (HAL Veendam YUCK! ); 2012 - Hawaiian Islands (Sapphire Princess); 2011 - Canada/New England (Caribbean Princess); 2011 - Panama Canal Full Transit (Coral Princess); 2010 - Caribbean (Ruby Princess); 2010 - Transatlantic (Ft. Lauderdale to Copenhagen) (Star Princess); 2009 - Mexican Riviera (Sapphire Princess); 2009 - Coastal Vancouver to LA (Sapphire Princess); 2009 - Alaskan Sampler (Sapphire Princess); 2009 Caribbean (repositioning San Juan to NYC) (Caribbean Princess); 2008 - Mediterranean/Greek Isles (Grand Princess); 2007 - Caribbean (Crown Princess) 2007 - Southern Caribbean (Constellation) ; 2006 Grand Mediterranean (25th anniversary) (Grand Princess); 2005 - Eastern Caribbean (Caribbean Princess); 2004 First Mediterranean Cruise (Brilliance of the Seas) ; 2004 - Eastern Caribbean (Golden Princess); 2002 - Western Caribbean (Grand Princess); 1981 Honeymoon Caribbean cruise on the first Carnival cruise ship (Carnival)
#36
St. Petersburg, FL
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Originally posted by High C's
We flew home from Europe on Iceland Air from our transatlantic cruise in 2010. No complaints at all. And it was anything but straight forward. We flew home during the period of time that the volcano was active. Our flight was delayed for HOURS. When it finally did take off, we ended up missing our connecting flight to Toronto in Reykjavik. As there was no other flight to Toronto for 3 days, they flew us to Boston, put us up at the Hilton, and then flew us home via Air Canada the following morning. Plus they paid for our breakfast. We were delighted with how they treated us. As you may recall, airports were absolute chaos during that time. All things considered, we were treated very well!

We are 98% sure we are going to fly Iceland Air again. Glenn - email me the details of your flight. It would be awesome if we ended up flying Reykjavik to Munich on the same flight!
Is any one thinking about a stopover in Reykjavik ? That might be neat to do.
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#37
Westminster, Maryland
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Originally posted by High C's
We flew home from Europe on Iceland Air from our transatlantic cruise in 2010. No complaints at all. And it was anything but straight forward. We flew home during the period of time that the volcano was active. Our flight was delayed for HOURS. When it finally did take off, we ended up missing our connecting flight to Toronto in Reykjavik. As there was no other flight to Toronto for 3 days, they flew us to Boston, put us up at the Hilton, and then flew us home via Air Canada the following morning. Plus they paid for our breakfast. We were delighted with how they treated us. As you may recall, airports were absolute chaos during that time. All things considered, we were treated very well!

We are 98% sure we are going to fly Iceland Air again. Glenn - email me the details of your flight. It would be awesome if we ended up flying Reykjavik to Munich on the same flight!
That's good to hear about Icelandair's customer service!
Mom in Law Sandy got caught enroute to London on BA for The First eruption in 2010 and had to return to BWI and eventually cancel her trip. Kelly and I awoke in our Heathrow Hotel the Morning of the second eruption in May 2011 after a great Transatlantic Princess Cruise. We made it out on Air Canada to Toronto to BWI...Barely. In short it wouldn't bother me in the slightest going through Reykjavik cause if something like that happens it happens. I'll email our Flt details. that would be Great if we met up for the MUC leg!
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#38
Westminster, Maryland
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Originally posted by GoVolsTB
Is any one thinking about a stopover in Reykjavik ? That might be neat to do.
We would absolutely LOVE to do that but 3 full weeks is all we can squeeze off from work. That is a Great Tourism Perk Icelandair offers up to 7 day stopover in Iceland for no additional Charge!
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#39
West Covina, California
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Originally posted by KGCRUIZN
That's good to hear about Icelandair's customer service!
Mom in Law Sandy got caught enroute to London on BA for The First eruption in 2010 and had to return to BWI and eventually cancel her trip. Kelly and I awoke in our Heathrow Hotel the Morning of the second eruption in May 2011 after a great Transatlantic Princess Cruise. We made it out on Air Canada to Toronto to BWI...Barely. In short it wouldn't bother me in the slightest going through Reykjavik cause if something like that happens it happens. I'll email our Flt details. that would be Great if we met up for the MUC leg!
Hi Glenn,

Would you mind emailing them to me also. I would like to get an idea of what it's going to cost. I will propably have to do it in various legs anyway, why not Dulles? My email address is - cruise dot sisters at verizon do net. Thanks, Kathy
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Westminster, Maryland
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Originally posted by cruisegirlkat
Hi Glenn,

Would you mind emailing them to me also. I would like to get an idea of what it's going to cost. I will propably have to do it in various legs anyway, why not Dulles? My email address is - cruise dot sisters at verizon do net. Thanks, Kathy
I sent you email(s). Hope it works for you
Rgds Glenn
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